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Payment of wages to casual, contract, Part-time/Daily workers during Corona Lock Down Period.

Dept. of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, OM F.No.23 (4)/E. Coord/202O/I dated 23/3/2020 stipulates that casual, contract and outsourced workers in different Depts., who will not be able to attend office in view of present Lock Down for Covid-19 prevention, shall be treated as on duty and during such period of absence, necessary pay/ wages would be paid to them accordingly to avoid their hardship in this crisis. This OM shall apply till 30th April 2020.

Contract workers in BSNL, who are working maintaining the essential telecom services throughout the country are not paid wages for the last one year. BSNL is a fully govt owned company. They should be paid the arrears of wages as also wages on the basis of the present order,even if they are not working at present.